John Dalton Jr.

10 July 1801–5 January 1885 (Age 83)
Wysox Township, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of John

When John Dalton Jr. was born on 10 July 1801, in Wysox Township, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, John Dalton Sr, was 38 and his mother, Elizabeth Cooker, was 33. He married Rebecca Turner Cranmer on 21 January 1822, in Towanda, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1850 and Rockville Election Precinct, Kane, Utah, United States in 1880. He died on 5 January 1885, in Rockville, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Rockville Cemetery, Rockville, Washington, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Dalton Jr.
Letitia Williams
Marriage: 1 November 1856
Alzina Dalton
Aaron Dalton
Orley Dalton
Zelpha Rose Dalton
George Alton Dalton
Child Dalton
Mary A Dalton
Hyrum Dalton

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 November 1856Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
    Age 4
    The Territory of Michigan was organized as an incorporated territory of the United States on June 30, 1805, with Detroit as the territorial capital.
    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 24
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    Name Meaning

    English and Irish: habitational name from any of various places called Dalton in Westmorland, Durham, Lancashire, Northumberland, and Yorkshire, from Old English dæl ‘valley’ (see Dale ) + tūn ‘enclosure, settlement’.History: The surname was taken to Ireland by English traders in the early 13th century .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Story Highlight

    Life History of Lillias Dalton Gillespie, birth-1927

    The following was spoken and recorded on a cassette tape by Lillias Dalton Gillespie, and transcribed by Marget Jeanne Collette Bradley, granddaughter of “Grammy.” No attempt was made to correct mos …

    Sources (43)

    • John Dalton in entry for David Dalton, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • John Dolten, "United States Census, 1850"
    • John Walton in entry for Alonzo Dalton, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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